You’ll never look at politics the same way again

Hello, from 𝘠𝘌𝘓𝘓𝘖, a visual politics newsletter written and curated by me, Hunter Schwarz.

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Politics today is visual.

Digital campaign ads are A/B tested to catch your eye, memes drive political narratives, and entire movements have launched on the power of cell phone footage. It’s time to take a deeper look at the images that shape our politics, and the stories behind them.

I first covered political design as a reporter at the Washington Post and later photographed political street art for CNN Cover/Line’s daily Street Art Sightings. I launched 𝘠𝘌𝘓𝘓𝘖 in 2019 to report on visual politics full time and I’ve covered stories like President Joe Biden’s font and logo evolution, Elizabeth Warren’s shade of “Liberty Green,” how Bernie Sanders ushered in a new era of democratic socialist design, and Donald Trump finally fixing the mismatched letters in his MAGA hat. I’ve spotted trends like the rise and fall of single-letter logos, the explosion of nontraditional color palettes, and the proliferation of the AOC slant. I’ve photographed political art in Washington, D.C., the U.S.-Mexico border, and 16 states and counting; interviewed artists like Shepard Fairey and Sabo; reported the heck out of the branding of the U.S. Space Force; and I find all the fonts.

𝘠𝘌𝘓𝘓𝘖 is politics for your eyes and read by some of the top creatives in government, campaigns, advocacy, media, and design. It’s meant for anyone who geeks out over politics, fonts, image, or art. I hope you’ll subscribe!

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D. Hunter Schwarz 
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